Brothers-in-law lead the resistance

PUBLISHED: 10:04 27 May 2009 | UPDATED: 11:02 10 June 2010

A WEEK after their last pair produced a record breaking final wicket stand, Exmouth 2nd's tail-end charlies were at it again on Saturday when the final two saw out the last eleven balls of the contest to secure a draw at home to Hatherleigh.

A WEEK after their last pair produced a record breaking final wicket stand, Exmouth 2nd's tail-end charlies were at it again on Saturday when the final two saw out the last eleven balls of the contest to secure a draw at home to Hatherleigh.The visitors batted first and certainly found the magnificent Maer Ground wicket to their liking as they scored 233-8. Jamie Tapper and Harrison Folland both bagged braces of wickets for the home side, who were in all sorts of bother with half the side back in the pavilion and a mere 76 on the score board.Skipper Billy Buckingham, not long off being age qualified for the Somerset Over-50s side, was joined at the wicket by young Harrison Folland and damage repair was conducted by the pair who added 24 for the 6th wicket before Folland departed for 2.This brought Dave Owen, the skipper's brother in law to the wicket.Both players put bat to ball with great effect and took the fight to the North Devon side's bowlers. Buckingham eventually went for a superb 51, but that was not to be the end of the resistance for out strode Tapper and he and Owen added 35 for the 8th wicket before Owen was dismissed for a magnificent 54.When Tapper lost his wicket for a priceless 18 it left the previous weeks tail-end charlie hero George Greenway and Danny Lowman, ironically the brother of the lad who had partnered Greenway to that record partnership seven days before, looking to see off eleven balls to secure the home side a draw and the last pair did just that.Greenway finished not out 0 from five balls faced, whilst Lowman saw off half a dozen deliveries to finish unbeaten on 5.Next up for Buckingham and his side is Saturday's visit to Plympton.


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